Embry-Riddle’s Robert Berlin Named to Academic Fellowship in Terrorism Studies
Will travel to Israel in June for 10 days of intensive study on defeating terrorism
Prescott, AZ., April 24, 2012
Robert Berlin, an adjunct professor of history in the Global Security and Intelligence Studies program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Ariz., has been named an Academic Fellow for 2012-13 by the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD), a non-partisan policy institute in Washington, D.C. As a fellow, Berlin will travel to Israel at the end of May for an “intensive course in terrorism studies, and in particular, how democracies can defeat the worldwide terrorist threat,” according to FDD.
The 10-day fellowship provides U.S.-based educators and researchers with cutting-edge information about defeating terrorist groups. The 2012 program, which will be conducted at Tel Aviv University from May 27-June 6, features lectures by academics and military and intelligence officials, as well as diplomats from Israel, Jordan, India, and the United States. It also includes hands-on experience from visits to police, customs and immigration facilities, military bases and border zones to learn the practical side of deterring and defeating terrorists.
Embry-Riddle’s Global Security and Intelligence Studies program is a unique blend of academic and professional studies that equips students with the knowledge and skills to become leaders in intelligence, security and law enforcement. The program has specialized tracks in Chinese and in Security Operations Management.
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